Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY RICH, rotary engines
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY RICH, rotary engines



> Jim, where did you put the intercooler? Does it work well?

Since we are back on the topic of Jim's car, here are some
pics of the intercooler: ah, screw it.  Just look for the
links that end in N17 thru N19

Sorry, I don't do thumb nails. :-)  The following is a
portion of an old e-mail:


001 thru 007 show the engine compartment
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor001N1.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor002N2.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor003N3.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor004N4.JPG

cut into the rear fiberglass a little to make room for the
intercooler plumbing
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor005N5.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor006N6.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor007N7.JPG

008 & 009 show the instrument cluster.  This he recycled
from the donor car.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor008N8.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor009N9.JPG


010 & 011  Jim & his girl.  They are such a cute couple!
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor010N10.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor011N11.JPG

vin plate
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor012N12.JPG

crappy tires
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor013N13.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor014N14.JPG

a glimpse at the humidity that gets in a leaky DeLorean
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor015N1.JPG
The windows are tinted.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor016N2.JPG

The stupid shit things that I will take photos of.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor017N3.JPG

JB-Weld.  Cool.  If duct tape, JB-Weld & WD-40 can't fix it,
then nothing can.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor018N4.JPG

A pathetic attempt to control humidity in the interior using
Damp Rid.  I found it worked a lot better spread out on
trays rather than in the small container it is meant to work
in.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor019N5.JPG
Those are paint tray liners laying in fiberglass cafeteria
trays.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor020N6.JPG

A fucked up door handle.  Okay, I'm neurotic when it comes
to taking photos of cars.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor021N7.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor022N8.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor023N9.JPG

Window gasket pulling loose.  Sorry Jim, I tend to notice
what is wrong with things rather than what's right.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor024N10.JPG

Strange... water was falling from the sky that day.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor025N11.JPG

The interior of the car got so damp that I took the
headliners off to dry out.  The photo isn't too clear, but
the inside door skin was wet like someone sprayed it with a
mist.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor026N12.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor027N13.JPG

Typical of DeLoreans, the torsion bar rubs the rear hinge.
If it scores too much then it may break.  And then it may
break anyway.  I stuck some cardboard in here just so that
maybe it wouldn't pop on my watch.  Check out the scratch.
It looked like they hit the bar with an 80 grit orbital
sander.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor028N14.JPG

And here it is ...(drum roll)... Jim on his back!  The rice
burner exhaust reminded me of a.... well, a rice burner
exhaust.  The fan you see blows on the intercoolers.  The
bottom one is for the oil.  Not visible is the turbo one
stacked over it.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor029N15.JPG

Looking under the car:
Jim substantially modified the frame on this car to do the
swap.  The big black plate is a custom engine cradle.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor030N16.JPG
Also visible, Jim cut out the frame's crotch and replaced it
with a custom thing that allows the new mess to fit.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor031N17.JPG
And don't you just love those tow hooks?
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor032N18.JPG
This plate is so thick that there was no point in using a
block of wood to pad the jack.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor033N19.JPG
To the left in the brown boxes standing up are materials
from B-Quiet.com which I am using to soundproof my DeLorean.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor034N20.JPG

rear of car   He really needs to mount a fake exhaust pipe
to fill the hole.  Or patch the fascia.
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor035N21.JPG

more of the engine compartment
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor036N22.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor037N23.JPG
http://www.DMCForum.org/images/cars/3rotor/3rotor038N24.JPG

Tha tha that's all folks,
Walt



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